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Meaning & Definition of Universal in English





1. (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages

  • universal,
  • linguistic universal

2. (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class

  • universal,
  • universal proposition

3. A behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings

  • "Some form of religion seems to be a human universal"
  • universal

4. Coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions

  • "In motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"
  • universal joint,
  • universal


1. Of worldwide scope or applicability

  • "An issue of cosmopolitan import"
  • "The shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- christopher morley
  • "Universal experience"
  • cosmopolitan,
  • ecumenical,
  • oecumenical,
  • general,
  • universal,
  • worldwide,
  • world-wide

2. Applicable to or common to all members of a group or set

  • "The play opened to universal acclaim"
  • "Rap enjoys universal appeal among teenage boys"
  • universal

3. Adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations

  • "Universal wrench", "universal chuck"
  • "Universal screwdriver"
  • universal

Examples of using

Nelson Mandela was one of those rare people who manage to win universal acclaim throughout the world.
A group of American architects, product designers, engineers and scientists have developed the seven principles of universal design.
A ball-pen became a universal handwriting tool, replacing fountain pen.